My absolute favourite tree gift for welcoming a new baby, christening, a baptism, or a naming ceremony.
Perfect for a new home, a marriage, a birthday…every home should have one!
I love the rowan tree, and here’s why
The rowan is native to the UK, suitable for most gardens. She flowers, she fruits, she has an array of colours throughout the year ranging from the brightest green to the deepest red.As with my other trees the rowan encourages wildlife into your garden. Her flowers provide pollen and nectar for bees and other insects, while the berries are a rich source of autumn food for birds, especially the blackbrid, mistle thrush, redstart, redwing, song thrush, fieldfare and waxwing.
The rowan berries, high in vitamin C, can be used to make rowan jellies to accompany savoury dishes; favoured by my mother-in-law and favoured by me.
Rowan berries can also be used to make rowan berry wine, by me.
Please see the Recipes page!
Traditionally the rowan trees were planted outside houses to protect homes from spirits and guard away negative enchantment.
You will often find them planted in church yards and are now widely planted as a street tree, because they are so lovely.